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26 September 1977

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On 26 September 1977 the Chernobyl nuclear power station Vladimir II Lenin begins to produce energy. It is the first in Ukraine and also the one that will be sadly remembered for the accident of 26 April 1986, the most catastrophic incident that ever occurred in a nuclear power plant.

Despite being less well known, it is actually Pryp’jat in the Kiev region, the city hardest hit by the disaster, being in fact the extension of the complex initially designed to accommodate the workers of the plant and their families. Today the one that first had about 50000 inhabitants in the accident, looks like a real ghost town, completely evacuated and devoid of any human trace.

The city of Chernobyl, instead, 10 km from the power plant, is today inhabited by about 700 people, mainly those who due to the explosion were forced to evacuate and who later wanted to go home.

The plant is still locked up in a huge concrete, it has still been locked up in a huge concrete sarcophagus to contain radiation. The cause of the explosion was essentially in the design of the plant itself.


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    Giulia Geneletti

    Laureata con lode in Scienze Politiche presso l'Università degli Studi di Milano, curiosa, intraprendente e sempre motivata da nuove avventure ed esperienze. Ha svolto diverse esperienze lavorative, formative e di volontariato in Italia e all'estero. Si interessa di politiche pubbliche, relazioni internazionali, comunicazione politica, affari europei e di consulenza.
    Giulia è entrata nella community di Mondo Internazionale nel Giugno 2019 ed ha da allora ricoperto diversi ruoli sia di redazione che di direzione. Ad oggi è Direttore di Mondo Internazionale HUB, all'interno del quale ha dato vita al progetto di MIPP, l'Incubatore di Politiche Pubbliche di Mondo Internazionale.


    Graduated with honors in Political Science from the University of Milan, curious, proactive and always motivated by new adventures and experiences. She has had several work, training and volunteer experiences in Italy and abroad. She is interested in public policy, international relations, political communication, European affairs and consultancy.
    Giulia joined the Mondo Internazionale community in June 2019 and has since held various editorial and management roles. To date she is Director of Mondo Internazionale HUB, within which she gave life to the project of MIPP, the Public Policy Incubator of Mondo Internazionale.

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